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Hardired Nectarine

Hardired Nectarine

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Hardired Nectarine

Prunus persica 'Hardired'

Grandpa's Choice™ Hardired nectarine ripens in early August with a smooth skin that is 90% red. It has yellow, freestone flesh that has good texture and flavor. The tree is vigorous, very productive, and resistant to brown rot and bacterial leaf spot. Hardired is known for its excellent hardiness, similar to Reliance peach, so can be planted in marginal peach and nectarine areas.


10-15 Feet



10-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
21 Hardired Nectarine on Standard (Peach) root, Extra large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'Hardired'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Nectarines are self-fertile and can be planted by themselves. Treat a nectarine just like peaches when growing. Thin early and agressively for good size. Prune every year to maintain vigor. You should seek to get between 1-3 feet of new growth a year. Over, 3 feet and you are probably fertilizing too much..


A Little History about Hardired Nectarine

Developed by the Canadian Agricultural Research Station in Harrow, Ontario and introduced in 1974. Grandpa liked it because it was very hardy and produced under the most extreme conditions, like Reliance and Madison peach.  It is hardy to almost -30 degrees F.

Prunus persica 'Hardired' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin heavily for size
Early blooming
Thin early for size
Disease Resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Early summer
Other Attributes
Grandpa's Choice™
Sub-acid flavor
Very sweet
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies